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Ill-suited? : medical malpractice at a crossroads

Author: Frank A Sloan; Lindsey M Chepke
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A comprehensive analysis of medical malpractice from legal, medical, economic, and insurance perspectives that considers why past efforts at reform have not worked and offers recommendations for  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank A Sloan; Lindsey M Chepke
ISBN: 9780262195720 0262195720
OCLC Number: 226082147
Awards: Winner of Honorable Mention, Economics category, 2008 PROSE Awards presented by the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers. 2008
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Contents: Why the crisis in medical malpractice? --
An increased threat of lawsuits and higher premiums : the consequences --
Governments? : responses to the crises and their effects --
Ceilings on non-monetary and total losses --
Compensating plaintiffs? : attorneys --
Juries and health courts --
Patient safety --
Insurance and insurance regulation --
Reinsurance --
No fault for medical injuries --
Reforms : what can be done.
Responsibility: Frank A. Sloan and Lindsey M. Chepke.
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Controversy over the modern medical malpractice system has raged ever since the first malpractice crisis took place in 1975, but it is only during the past few years that empirical studies have Read more...

 
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